Tables 7-5 & 7-6

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report

 Table 7-5. Trending: Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety GradePercentage of Respondents Within
Hospitals
Most
Recent
PreviousChangeMaximum
Increase
Maximum
Decrease
Average
Increase
Average
Decrease
A. Excellent31%29%2%35%-44%6%-5%
B. Very Good45%46%-1%32%-35%4%-5%
C. Acceptable20%21%-1%27%-29%4%-5%
D. Poor4%4%0%31%-20%2%-2%
E. Failing1%1%0%13%-7%1%-1%

Note: Based on data from 650 trending hospitals that had data for this item. The number of respondents was 349,536 for the most recent results and 306,864 for the previous results. Most recent, previous, and change columns display average percent positive scores across the trending hospitals. Column totals in the table may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

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Table 7-6. Trending: Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months

Number of Events Reported by
Respon-
dents
Percentage of Respondents Within
Hospitals
Most
Recent
PreviousChangeMaximum
Increase
Maximum
Decrease
Average
Increase
Average
Decrease
No events55%54%1%35%-33%6%-5%
1 to 2 events27%27%0%22%-26%4%-4%
3 to 5 events11%12%-1%17%-34%3%-3%
6 to 10 events4%4%0%10%-11%2%-2%
11 to 20 events2%2%0%6%-8%1%-1%
21 events or more1%1%0%4%-7%1%-1%

Note: Based on data from 650 trending hospitals that had data for this item. The number of respondents was 349,536 for the most recent results and 306,864 for the previous results. Most recent, previous, and change columns display average percent positive scores across the trending hospitals. Column totals in the table may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Tables 7-5 & 7-6: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12tab7-5-6.html